There is a road in the hearts of all of us, hidden and seldom traveled,
which leads to an unknown, secret place.
The old people came literally to love the soil,
and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of
being close to a mothering power.
Their teepees were built upon the earth
and their altars were made of earth.
The soul was soothing, strengthening, cleansing and healing.
That is why the old Indian still sits upon the earth instead of
propping himself up and away from its life giving forces.
For him, to sit or lie upon the ground is to be able to think more deeply
and to feel more keenly. He can see more clearly into the mysteries of
life and come closer in kinship to other lives about him.
Chief Luther Standing Bear
We seek to help you remember what your inner being already knows.
a haboob - large dust storm - over Phoenix Arizona
- it actually feels as though the Phoenix is truly rising from the ashes - mother earth is reclaiming her land, and hope and opportunity are in the air!!! Sand moving over stones buffing out - the hard rough edges - to create smooth paths for flow of creative energy! Would love to see you soon! ~ annie loyd, the fusion foundation
May we come to know peace, compassion, love, joy and kindness on this planet called earth ~ circles around like an eagle
Give me work to do, give me health, give me joy in simple things, give me an eye for beauty, a tongue for truth, a heart that loves, a mind that reasons, a sympathy that understands. Give me neither malice nor envy, but a true kindness and a noble common sense. At the close of each day, give me a book and a friend with whom I can be silent. ~ S. M. Frazier
i know that when we live in conscious awareness of doing good for each other and the earth, that the signs are everywhere along the way, omens spring up at each turn; there are natural wonders and mythical symbols that appears as markers, as if to guide us, every day of our lives … but usually our eyes are closed to such things and our minds occupied with just getting by.
I do not think the measure of a civilization
is how tall its buildings of concrete are,
But rather how well its people have learned to relate
to their environment and fellow man.
Sun Bear of the Chippewa Tribe
walking through grief, walking though life requires - work - it requires dedication - it requires willingness to let go of believing all knowledge has been attained - i work to remain teachable, shapable, shiftable - open, conscious and present to what is in front of me
annie loyd, SpiritKeeper, The FUSION Foundation
i don't call myself a christian - i do not have a relationship with "fearing a god"
i feel a great humbleness to sun raising, bright guidance from stars, wisdom found in wind and strength of tree - titles that separate or create a perspective of better then do not interest me
i believe i am responsible to build relationships, learn to listen, be humble in my walk - i am humbled by all that has been created and revealed to me in nature - i am humbled that nothing in nature has ever been improved upon - that i am in awe of ~ annie loyd, spirit keeper, the fusion foundation
When all the trees have been cut down,
when all the animals have been hunted,
when all the waters are polluted,
when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
only then will you discover you cannot eat money.
In the days, months and years since 9-11, the United States and many other countries around the world have invested untold billions - even trillions in deterring and defending against outside aggression and outright attacks. Strong militaries, with the ability to defend the homelands, have been built and have demonstrated their strength and extraordinary capacity for effectiveness and efficiency. This investment of economic resources to guard the seas, borders and skies has been against outside enemies.
Last week, a staggering truth was illuminated the number of people who had, from violence and gun fire in Chicago in 2012, exceeded the number of people who died in the military advances in Afghanistan. This one fact prompts a possible shift in perspective. The ability to address challenges with effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability
The work of a gynaecologist who treats rape victims who have been subjected to sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the focus of a film which has just been released. "The Man Who Mends Women", tells the story of Dr Denis Mukwege.
Although women are outpacing men in achieving higher levels of education, they are still more likely to pursue the humanities as opposed to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. That's according to the World's Women 2015, a UN report which looks at how women worldwide are faring in eight critical areas such as health, education, work, power and decision-making, and poverty.
MOHESHALI, Bangladesh – Something went terribly wrong when Asta Banu gave birth. Her labour was difficult and seemed to take forever. When the baby – a boy – was finally born, he was unresponsive. Although Ms. Banu's family quickly arranged transportation to the Thakurgaon District Hospital, their efforts were in vain. During the 20 km drive, the baby slipped into a coma and died.
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